China launches manned spacecraft
On October 16, China launched manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-13” at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
The spacecraft with three astronauts going to a space station on board was loaded on Long March-2 carrier rocket.
The astronauts will stay in orbit for six months, operating mechanical arms, conducting activities outside the module and movements in the module section and verifying a series of major technologies.
KCNA-THE PYONGYANG TIMES